AUSTIN (KXAN) — Leave the blue shells and banana peels at home and get ready for chance to race just like on Koopa Beach or Rainbow Road.
Participants will racing as some of their favorite characters while collecting stars to win prizes just like in the classic video game “Mario Kart.” The game becomes a reality with the Mushroom Rally, which is scheduled to come to Houston for two weekends next year.
Mushroom Rally will be hosting 16 races across the United States starting in Los Angeles starting in March of next year with a final taking place in Las Vegas featuring all the finalists from each city.
There will be 20 spots in the final with three ways in which racers can win a place on the grid in Las Vegas:
- Having the fastest lap time in your city.
- Collecting the most stars in your city
- A lottery. Every person that purchases a ticket to the event will be entered into a lottery. The winner will be announced through Facebook live, so as long as you have purchased a ticket you have the chance to win!
Tickets for the race are already sold out for certain dates and will run $55 to confirm your spot in the race. The price also includes a costume and a half hour of race time.